3.19 Sexual Harassment

Policy TrackingDate
ApprovedMarch 4, 2015
RevisedJuly 13, 2020

Blue Ridge Community College strives to make its campuses inclusive and a safe and welcoming learning environment for all members of the College community. Pursuant to multiple federaland state laws and administrative regulations and pursuant to College policy, the College prohibits discrimination in its education programs and activities  based on sex. 

Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes quid pro quo harassment; sexual harassment;  and sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence (collectively referred to as "sexual harassment"). The College’s Title IX Coordinator has oversight responsibility for handling Sexual Harassment complaints and for identifying and addressing any patterns and/or systemic problems involving Sexual Discrimination or Harassment.

All allegations involving Sexual Harassment should be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator and addressed under these procedures.  For other complaints of discrimination and harassment not related to sexual harassment, refer toUnlawful Discrimination and Harassment Procedure 3.15.1.

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